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ecbi Publications

ecbi's Publications and Policy Analysis Unit (PPAU) generates information and advice for developing country negotiators that is relevant to the climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

Developing countries often lack the economic and institutional capacity for policy analysis. If negotiators are unable to engage proactively by submitting proposals, responding to proposals from other States, and assessing the impact of global climate policy decisions on their individual States, progress in the negotiations can be hampered by the lack of alternatives and uncertainity. The differences in analytic capacity between developing countries and the industrialised world are often profound – developing countries lack support from organisations like the OECD, for instance, which has an immense apparatus producing thorough and focused reports, including direct advice on future policy responses to each of member country.

ecbi publications aim to be relevant to ongoing negotiations under the UNFCCC, timely, and trustworthy. PPAU works with negotiators from developing countries, sometimes through Editorial Committees, to identify UNFCCC issues where further analysis and policy advice is needed. Global experts are then teamed up with negotiators from devleoping countries to produce Policy Briefs and Discussion Notes. This partnership between experts and negotiators helps to ensure that the process of producing a Brief addresses the specific concerns of developing country negotiators; builds the capacity of developing country co-authors in policy analysis; and also builds ownership of the analysis. 

For new negotiators, and for use in ecbi Regional and Pre-COP Training Workshops, PPAU produces Background Papers and a series of Pocket Guides. These generally provide a more basic analysis of issues for newcomers to the process, along with the background and history of the issue in the negotiations. 

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Two policy briefs detailing, on the one hand the history of the current financial mechanism, and suggesting, on the other a Reformed Financial Mechanism for the post Copenhagen period by Benito Müller and Luis Gomez-Echeverri are available for downloading.

Two policy briefs detailing, on the one hand the history of the current financial mechanism, and suggesting, on the other a Reformed Financial Mechanism for the post Copenhagen period by Benito Müller and Luis Gomez-Echeverri are available for downloading.

Author:
Benito Müller, Luis Gomez-Echeverri
Publication Date:
April, 2009

Letter of Appreciations

Author:
Richard Muyungi
Publication Date:
February, 2009

ATELIER REGIONAL FRANCOPHONE ecbi POUR LíAFRIQUE DE LíOUEST EN 2008

(French)

Author:
ecbi
Publication Date:
December, 2008

Botswana Regional Workshop, 2008

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Author:
ecbi
Publication Date:
November, 2008

2008 ecbi Oxford Fellowships and Seminar Report

2008 ecbi Oxford Fellowships and Seminar Report

During the Colloquium, the Fellows discussed in detail issues of particular relevance at this stage of the UNFCCC negotiation process: finance and adaptation; the future of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); technology transfer under the Bali Action Pan and the implementation of paragraph 1.b of the Bali Action Pan. The Fellowship Colloquium was followed by the Oxford Seminar from 5 to 7 September at the Oxford Town Hall. This gave the Fellows the opportunity to engage in discussions with their European colleagues. 

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Publication Date:
October, 2008

2008 ecbi Oxford Fellowships & Seminar

2008 ecbi Oxford Fellowships & Seminar

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Publication Date:
September, 2008

Mexican proposal

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Publication Date:
October, 2008

International Air Passenger Adaptation Levy-IAPAL-

A Real Boost to the Adaptation Fund

Author:
ecbi
Publication Date:
September, 2008

China's Perspectives on Financial Mechanism of Climate Change for post 2012

Author:
Xianliang YI
Publication Date:
September, 2008

THE MICROECONOMICS OF POST 2012 CDM

Author:
Dr Cameron Hepburn -Deputy Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Publication Date:
September, 2008

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